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Leadership-building program puts middle-schoolers to the test

For three days each July, young men in Hall County learn what it means to be confident, disciplined and driven. They learn what it means to be a leader.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville symphony searches for new maestro

The board of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra has elected to not renew the contract of Gregory Pritchard, who has served as the symphony's music director for the past seven years, and is launching a nationwide search for the new face of the orchestra.

July 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


2 teens charged in 911 call prank

Two teenage girls were arrested after making a series of prank calls to 911 falsely reporting emergencies, officials said Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mistrial declared in church driver case

A Hall County State Court judge declared a mistrial in the case of a former church van driver accused of groping a teenage passenger, officials said Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


I-985 wreck ties up traffic

The left-hand lane of a portion of Interstate 985 northbound near Oakwood was shut down temporarily today while the Georgia State Patrol investigated a one-car accident with injuries.

July 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Curbside trash pickup in Gainesville seems unlikely

Gainesville will not likely change to a curbside garbage pickup service, officials said following Thursday's public meeting about solid waste services in the city.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Bear visits downtown Gainesville, eludes authorities

Janice Ludwig's back deck played host to an unexpected visitor Thursday morning.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch gives first OK to public defender appointment

Defendants in Flowery Branch Municipal Court may soon be able to get legal advice on the spot, helping cases get disposed of quicker.

July 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Entertainment venue loses its alcohol license

The Gainesville City Council has upheld a judge's ruling to revoke the alcoholic beverage license for the Armadillo Palace on Cleveland Highway.

July 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Advocates encourage sharing of water

Leaders of Georgia's largest river advocacy groups on Thursday called on the state's gubernatorial candidates to take a new approach to the state's struggle over water supply: Do a little less suing and reservoir planning and seek instead to do a lot more sharing.

July 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Library system director says strict enforcement key

Like most public places, Hall County's libraries attract all types.

July 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents voice ideas about 2040 transportation plan for area

The flip chart heading asked for suggestions about existing roadways and new corridors.

July 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Indictment returned in fatal crash

A Hall County grand jury this week indicted a Gainesville woman on vehicular homicide charges in connection with a May 2009 fatal crash on Clarks Bridge Road.

July 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hearings planned on once-weekly trash pickup

Following a test run of once-weekly back-door garbage collection in Gainesville, the city is ready to present its findings to the public and hear the community's thoughts on trash pickup in the area.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


YMCA simplifies name nationwide

While it started out in 1844 as a group for Bible study, the YMCA's name has become synonymous over the years with swimming and working out.

July 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Dahlonega building nearing demolition

The fate of the historic Jeremiah Payne House, also known as the Parks Clothing building, in downtown Dahlonega is slowly getting etched in stone.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of 3 kids killed in wreck: ‘Remember them as who they were’

Teresa Arriaga will remember the way her 16-year-old cousin Luis Carmona-Zepeda got $80 for his birthday and didn't use it for himself. He spent ...

June 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Man charged with impersonating Atlanta police officer

A Winder man is accused of impersonating an Atlanta police officer in May when pulled over in Oakwood, according to police.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board leader explains meeting where Enota decision was made

Gainesville's Board of Education discussed the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy building project at a June 2 called meeting because "new information from the faculty ...

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau thanks supporters for strong year

Lake Lanier is the biggest tourist attraction for Hall County and much of North Georgia, and it takes a team to manage visitors to it ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Veterans recall service on Flag Day

Camaraderie and pulling together as a unit to get the job done were cited by veterans as dominant experiences of their time in the military.

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities ID man killed in boating incident Sunday on Lake Lanier

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials identified a Maryland man killed in a boating incident Sunday evening on Lake Lanier.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents wonder about future of Church Street Manor

Residents of Church Street Manor in Gainesville have received the notice before.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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